|Competition:||UEFA Cup, Round 1, 1st Leg|
Match Report : 13/09/1994 v Royal Antwerp
|Zohar||( Monteiro, )|
|Unused Subs: Van der Straeten, Van Rethy, Moukrim, Aloisi|
|Ruel Adrian Fox|
|Andrew Alexander Cole||( Michael Jeffrey, )|
|Peter Beardsley||( Stephen Watson, )|
|Unused Subs: Michael Hooper, Stephen Howey, David Elliott|
1-0Robert Lee. Lee slipped into the Antwerp penalty area seemingly unnoticed to head in a Beresford cross which had come immediately from the kick-off.
2-0Robert Lee. A cross arrived in the Antwerp box to be challenged for by two United players! Lee beat Cole to it and headed in a fine second for himself and United.
3-0Scott Sellars. Andy Cole, after some excellent movement and passing, slid the ball into Sellars who calmly stroked the ball into the net.
4-0Robert Lee. After another great series of passing and movement Hottiger put in a good cross which was met by the head of Lee to score his hat-trick - United's very first in European competition.
5-0Stephen Watson. Watson set out on a run that saw him go round three Antwerp defenders before being faced with the keeper, whom he cooly slipped passed as well to slot the ball home into an empty net.
Times To Be Confirmed
Monteiro on for Zohar
Lee Hat-Trick Spearheads Great Win
Whilst it's true to say that Antwerp where not one of the "big boys" of European football they were still well respected and very experienced. A United side firing on all cylinders and oozing confidence and class thoroughly destroyed them.
After an almost 20 year gap Newcastle were back in Europe with a bang!